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Omega-3 fatty acids combat health effects of air pollution

Fatty acids like those found in fish could mitigate some of the effects of air pollution on human health, according to research published last month.

Increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids lowered inflammation caused by air pollution in mice, and will likely do the same for people, according to the researchers. The fatty acids worked both before and after exposure to the types of fine particles found in air pollution…

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